Posted by: Timothy Ellis (The Tim)

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

4 responses to “Seattle Area Keeps Adding Jobs, Washington Unemployment Falls Below National Rate”

  1. softwarengineer

    Different Data Bases

    I found no data base reference for Seattle job growth [includes Dec 2012?], please provide.

    I use the United States Government Bureau of Labor Standards (BLS) and I’d add, be careful with real recent data, like Dec 2012, especially if its NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED downward. BLS hasn’t even released the Dec 2012 data yet, its too ambiguous.

    But let’s compare the BLS data to the charts above…..the Total Labor Force market for Seattle/Bellevue/Everett is decreasing since last Summer, not increasing. At best YOY, its flat. albeit its CLEARLY below the Depressionary 08/09 levels. So in a YOY trending, the last 3-4 years, is degrading, not improving.

    http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LAUMT53426606?data_tool=XGtable

    Obama was at the helm too.

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  2. macDaug

    Lots of jobs flowing into South Lake Union :)

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  3. john

    Also amazon and google are getting ready to hire and open up many offices.

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